|Most household (indoor) biltong-makers work on the principle of convection, with an electric light globe creating perfect conditions for drying the meat within 3 to 5 days. Whilst it is possible to purchase commercially produced biltong-makers for home use, very effective biltong-makers can be built from the most basic components. A biltong-maker will typically consist of a cardboard box with a loose-bottomed end into which a 40-watt or 60-watt light-bulb is fitted. Galvanised steel or even wooden (dowel) rods are fitted into notches along the top of the box. The box should also have some holes along the bottom and top to allow air circulation.
More conventional driers can be constructed from wood or even metal but the same pronciples apply.
The following are some examples of commercial and home-made biltong-makers (click on the thumb-nail picture to see an enlarged picture, use the BACK button of your browser to return to this page):